Dark Souls 2 "design-a-shield" contest.

by: Nathaniel -
If you are artistically inclined, and love punishingly difficult RPGs set in impenetrable foreign worlds, then Dark Souls 2 is the game for you.  If anything in your life is going to be punishingly difficult and set in an impenetrable foreign world AND have a use for your innate artistic talents it's going to be Dark Souls 2 and their just announced contest to design one of six shield that will actually appear in the game.

The contest officially started yesterday and runs until May 13.  Voting begins on May 14 and runs through May 20.  The designs with the most number of votes will then be judged by the Dark Souls 2 dev team.  They will choose the six winners which will be announced at San Diego Comic Con which runs from July 18th through July 21.

Entering is easy, simply become a fan of the official Dark Souls 2 Facebook page, read the Shield Design Facebook application, and download a blank shield template.  From there, you can create and submit up to three heraldic designs before voting begins on May 14.

To learn more, follow the jump.

FORGE YOUR OWN ORIGINAL SHIELD DESIGN AND SECURE YOUR LEGEND FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE IN DARK SOULS II

Popular Shield Design Contest Returns Offering Players Another Chance of Immortality in Dark Souls II

SAN JOSE, Calif. ?? (April 15th, 2013) ?? NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announces that a DARK SOULS® II shield design contest will begin today on the game??s official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/darksouls.
Channel your inner medieval craftsman and create the best shield design; showing off your skills as a warrior artist. Then, submit your works of art and watch the votes tally up from every corner of the globe from fellow Dark Souls II fans.
The submission and voting period for shield designs will begin today and run through May 13th. Beginning May 14th no further submissions will be taken and the contest enters into a ??voting only?? phase until May 20th. On May 20th the shield designs that receive the most fan votes will be submitted for a final round of judging by the Dark Souls II development team at FromSoftware in Japan. The FromSoftware development team will select the final six winning shield designs to be included within the final Dark Souls II game. The winners will be announced at San Diego Comic Con taking place from July 18th through the 21st.

The six lucky winners will be able to engage in battle with their friends online while proudly bearing the shield of their own design. Other players will also be able to carry the shields designed by their compatriots into battle.
How to enter the Dark Souls II Shield Design Contest:     Become a fan on the official Dark Souls II Facebook page at www.facebook.com/darksouls
      Check out the Shield Design Facebook application
      Download the blank shield template
      Create up to three original masterpieces of heraldic design
      Submit your finished designs via Facebook before May 14, 2013 
Sign up today for this unique opportunity and carve your name indelibly in Dark Souls II.

Dark Souls II will be available on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PCs. For more information on Dark Souls II or other NAMCO BANDAI America games, please visit http://www.darksoulsii.com/ or http://www.namcobandaigames.com.

To read the full contest rules and or enter the competition, go to www.facebook.com/darksouls. No purchase is necessary to enter the contest. The Dark Souls II Shield design contest officially begins on April 15, 2013. Individuals must be 18 years of age or older to enter. The Dark Souls II Shield Design Contest is sponsored by Namco Bandai Games Europe and NAMCO BANDAI GAMES Inc., the contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administrated by, or associated with Facebook. Void where prohibited.
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